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Meaning and name origin
Alana \a-la-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alana is "precious; awakening". A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.
Alana has 33 variant forms: Alaina, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alene, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lanny and Lannie.
Alana is a very popular first name for females (#794 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alana for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alana and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alene, Allene, Elaine, Helen and Lana. (2014 statistics).
Alana is also pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alayna, Alaynna, Aleana, Aleena, Alena, Alenah, Aliena, Alina, Allona, Alonia, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah, Elaina, Elana, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Elena, Eliana, Elina, Elona, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ileana, Ilena, Iliana, Ilona, Iolana, Oleana, Olena, Oliana, Olina and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Adana, Alaia, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Aldana, Alima, Aline, Allma, Alma, Aloma, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Arlana, Avana, Ayana and Flana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.
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